January 11, 2022
Really nice area, the shepherds hut was cosy but spacious, had good facilities. Near by places to eat and explore. Overall was a lovely weekend and would recommend! Some downsides is that the hot tub did take a good 2.5/3 hours to warm up as it is a wood fire one and didn’t feel warm when it reached 37 degrees but it was nice. The wood fire did make the room smell of smoke and it did cover our clothes but a simple wash got the smell out.
September 17, 2021
A relaxing break to celebrate a birthday and anniversary. Stanley was stunning - well fitted out, clever layout and storage, cosy, and immaculately clean. Hosts were very friendly with great communication, and provided us with clear instructions on how to use everything, e.g. the amazing wood fired hot tub! Brilliant location for exploring Somerset - we enjoyed wonderful days out to Cheddar Gorge and Glastonbury Tor.
July 18, 2021
Stanley was beautifully done to a very high standard. Very relaxing break with all we needed. Hosts were very helpful and friendly. Great location for exploring Somerset by car. Clear instruction left for how to use all amenities. Hot tub very simple to use. Fabulous and will definitely recommend and we shall be returning.
June 29, 2021
My boyfriend and I booked 'Stanley' for 3 nights for our anniversary and graduation celebrations. The Shepherd's hut was beautifully designed, and a really comfortable nights sleep! We loved the hot tub- it was private, and very easy to get going, staying warm into the next mornings. We had a guided tour of the estate with Rich and the dogs, which was fascinating and we couldn't believe how beautiful the it all was. We explored Ilminster, Exeter and some local walks- even kayaking along the canal near Bridgewater. The details we received prior to our visit were comprehensive and full of ideas for things to do, as well as instructions which were useful. We were really impressed with our whole stay, and would thoroughly recommend the huts to anyone!
June 22, 2021
Myself and my husband stayed for our wedding anniversary, was supposed to be in March but due to Covid had to move it forward which was done with ease! Arrived to a spotless hut, and was so surprised with all the amenities had everything you needed!! Rich helped us with a couple of things and was very helpful and loved saying hello to his two dogs who were very friendly. Hot tub was lovely and warm once heated and a welcome fixture enjoyed with a couple bottles of Prosecco! And didn’t take long the next day to reheat, even enjoyed in the rain. Bed was already made up and was so comfy. Went on a walk and visited a couple of pubs in Horton and Broadway. A much needed break and stress free and we will be returning for a definite! Thank you 😊
June 10, 2021
We were very fortunate with the weather, hot and sunny all weekend, stayed 2 nights for Friday to Sunday. Friends had stayed last September in one of the huts and love it, so we arranged a weekend with them using both shepherds huts, great fun, we loved it. I am disabled and the owner Ed has kindly added a handrail to the Livingstone Shepherds Hut making climbing the stairs much easier. The hut was spotless , well equipped, bed comfortable. we sat by a roaring log fire both evenings, well after the sun went down, the hot tub was used then, we used the pizza oven on the Saturday night. There is clear instructions prior to staying how to work everything. The location is lovely, on a field around the corner from the farm, loads of birds visiting and ate from the bird feeders, including a woodpecker! we had lunch on the Friday before arriving to the George, Doyatt in Illminster which was delicious food, landlady lovely too.
We went to Lyme Regis on the Saturday, about 40 minutes drive.
I would highly recommend it, out first glamping experience, great fun doing it with friends using both shepherds huts, we will definitely return.
October 13, 2020
Like so many other single women I was desperate for a break when I chanced upon this. I booked 3 nights and enjoyed walking, reading and bird watching. The owls can be a bit noisy at night!
Breakfast at the cafe on Sunday was delicous. Do bring an os map with you, hard to get your bearings without. I didn't bother with the hot tub but enjoyed a pamper spa and sauna afternoon indoors. The little wood stove is very efficient.
Came home refreshed, tested and ready for the final chapter in a testing year.
Thanks Em and Richard for your patience!!
Best 2 nights away of 2020! Though the weather wasn’t the best, this did not dampen our fun. The shepherds hut was amazing, clean, very comfortable with everything you would need. Our hosts were very friendly and nothing was to much trouble. The hot tub was in constant use, great fun relaxing in even while the rain came down, a great experience! Will definitely visit again, a great couple nights away to relax and hide away!
September 28, 2020
I recently stayed in one of the shepherd's huts for two nights, the only thing wrong was that I hadn't booked a third - it was absolutely perfect! Inside the hut there's everything you could need, we didn't venture too far into Ilminster as the weather was so nice, so we just sat outside the hut all afternoon or took a dip in the hot tub. Information and instructions were provided in advance via email, which was really helpful to refer back to. We loved it so much we've already agreed to go back again next year. Thanks for having us!
September 22, 2020
Recently stayed in the Livingstone shepherds hut, had a wonderful short break. The hut in itself is absolutely beautiful and all the facilities around the hut easy accessible. Beautiful location and very peaceful, close to the coast, Perfect location. Highly recommend this to couples of any age preference, it’s a nice get away, great value for money. Over all thoroughly enjoyed myself and would return again.
We enjoyed a 2 night stay in the Livingstone hut over the weekend
This was mine and my husbands first glamping experience and we both really enjoy it .
We literally cannot find a thing to fault about this holiday. The hut was so well equipped and the peaceful countryside surroundings were just what we needed to unwind .
We will definitely be returning and would recommend this to anybody
We ate out at ‘The Barrington Boar’ pub which we would highly recommend also and we visited Lyme Regis which was around 50 mins away from the sight but is well worth a visit
We really didn’t want to come home 🙁
Stayed 3 nights in Stanley hut and had a really relaxing break. The hut is really well designed and fitted out to a high spec. The hot tub is great, but keep an eye on the fire when first lit to make sure it really gets going.
Ilminster is a short drive away and we did a couple of nice walks in the surrounding countryside.
Would certainly recommend.
November 25, 2019
Stayed at this charming little hut for 2 nights in November.
There is a hard standing car park and then a short walk on a country path to the hut. The hut is in a field, so some outdoor shoes/boots are recommended if the weather is poor.
The hut is decorated and provided to a very high standard, wooden stove, induction hub, electric shower, high quality plates, pans, etc
Outside there is a picnic table and fire pit, which also serves as an oven and grill. The fire pit was thoughtfully pre-prepared to light with firelighter, logs and kindling already set up. I thought that was a really nice gesture from our hosts.
Behind some privacy screening is a massive wooden hot tub which I used to soak my troubles away.
The only slight negative is that the site is near a busy road, this won't spoil your view at all, but you can hear the traffic passing.
Highly recommended and I would stay again.
October 21, 2019
We have just got back from such a lovely weekend. We stayed in “Stanley” and he lived up to the expectations and reviews that we had read prior to going.
On arrival and walking up to the hut you just knew that this was everything you were looking for in a weekend break.
As soon as the doors were open we were impressed, the decor and interior was perfect. Stanley had character and the small touches really made us feel welcome.
The sign saying the light was behind us made us smile, we couldn’t help but look for the plates and a knife to cut in to the cake that was tasty and much deserved after a few hours of driving.
The lemon cake was superb and then we were met by Em.
She was lovely and welcoming, friendly, gave us instruction on the hot tub/fire pit.
Em told us about the estate, things to do and not to hesitate in knocking if we needed anything.
We got the fires lit and enjoyed a pizza on the first night as we came prepared.
The hot tub was incredible although we struggled on first night to get it hot. My advice would be to light it right away and look after it!
The shower was perfect after a quick run back inside and we had ample space to get ready for bed.
I was super impressed with the mechanics of the hut and with the pull of a strap the dining room became the bed.
Being 6 foot 5 I didn’t have any problems with the bed and we had plenty of room for a good nights sleep.
Stanley was warm and snug. It was amazing waking up and seeing pheasants walking around, cows nearby, robins saying hello and birds on the feeder.
Saturday we went to the nearby Jordans Estate, had a look around the shop and then ate best Cheese Toastie ever @ The Kitchen.
A quick trip to Tesco Ilminster to stock on some supplies and we were back in the hut.
On Saturday night the stars were out in force for a meteor shower. We enjoyed the views of the universe from the hot tub with a beverage at hand and then another great nights sleep.
On Sunday morning as we were leaving we were met by Em, as hosts they were perfect. We were left to our own devices but they were there if you needed anything.
We left feeling that another night was needed because it was so comfortable and we will definitely be returning.
Thank you so much.
Adam and Jo
October 14, 2019
We had a lovely two night stay in the Livingstone Hut, on Jordans Estate.
It was a fantastic find, with great accommodation in a peaceful setting. The hosts, Rich and Em, were fantastic....helpful, friendly and informative....left us to our own devices, but safe in the knowledge they were on hand should we need them.
The hut itself was perfectly appointed and kitted out for what we needed, and everything that was included was to the highest specification.
We really enjoyed the wood-fired hot tub, which gave us a bit of pampering whilst nestled in the quiet, wooded countryside.
We hope to return one day soon, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a little getaway!
Charming little place with the perfect touches, cake on arrival, locally sourced complementaries. The pizza oven was a lovely touch and the hot tub was exactly what we needed to fully relax. The bed is super comfy too!
Rich was a pleasure meeting us on arrival and was very accomodating.
Loved playing tiny house for a weekend and would definitely recommend!
February 19, 2019
This was our first glamping experience and it was fantastic! We were in Stanley Hut and it has such a great atmosphere to it. Inside you have everything you need and it has been crafted to such a high degree. The hot tub is amazing (give yourself a good amount of time to heat it up - about 2 hours or so) and the pizza oven was also a lot of fun (we brought some margarita bases and added some of our own toppings). Check the weather before coming in case it is raining and you can't use the pizza oven. We travelled to the National Trust's Dunster Castle & Water Mill which is about 50 mins drive North West of the hut. Great day out. The hut is very special, the hosts are very friendly and helpful and there was even a delicious lemon drizzle cake on arrival. Couldn't recommend it more!
October 22, 2018
As we arrived, I have to say I was at first surprised how close to the road we were - However - this immediately paled into insignificance the minute we were greeted and shown our hut! It was simply beautiful. The hut is spotlessly clean and furnished to a high (and very comfortable) standard, including a nice welcome pack of Tea/Coffee/Milk and Cake! We loved the Fire Pit, cooking outside 2 out of our 3 nights, but most of all loved the wood fired hot tub, gazing at the stars with a drink in hand!
The owners were so friendly with nothing any bother, even keeping us stocked up with logs throughout our stay.
I have already recommended this place to my family and friends and will most definitely return!
October 9, 2018
What an absolutely stunning shepherds hut, beautifully crafted and full of character. Couldn't have asked for more welcoming or friendly hosts. Relaxing in the hot tub underneath the stars was phenomenal, we even saw shooting stars! Our stay was made even more special by all the personal touches.
From the moment we arrived we could see what an amazing site this is that the owners care passionately about.
Everything was catered for and for someone wanting to switch off this place ticks all the boxes. Will definitely be back.
My boyfriend and I had an amazing time staying here. The huts are really well designed and new - We were very comfortable and enjoyed using the wooden hot tub at night. We met the host, Rich, on the first day and he was really welcoming and helpful.
A tip: Bring your ingredients to make your own pizzas like we did :)
Thank you again to Em and Rich